Limeuil, Dordogne

Description: The beautiful old town of Limeuil in the Dordogne oozes atmosphere and style with a great location on the confluence of the Dordogne / Vézère rivers (below left). It rightly deserves its place amongst Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. There is a nice (but steep) walk to the top of the old town where there are formal gardens (free to children).

Location: On the D31, 5km south west of Le Bugue.

General Info: There is limited parking by the river, just off the D31.

Our recommendations:  It is worth a visit to Limeuil (pictured above) for the scenery and setting alone although it is a bit light on entertainment, except by the river….and there are better river side attractions elsewhere.  So we suggest you pop there when you have an hour or two to kill, but don’t plan to spend a whole day there.

For the children: There is canoeing from the river bank although we would recommend other places for a canoeing trip – when we visited the water was very low at the end of a long dry summer and the river didn’t seem to be so clean here.

Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to the Dordogne: